Business English Practice Teaching Conforming to Chinese Students’ Expectations

Min YU


By means of quantitative and qualitative analysis, this paper examines business English practice teaching that conforms to Chinese students’ expectations. 386 students majoring in business English participated in an questionnaire and interview. Statistical analysis revealed that business English practice teaching that most conforms to students’ expectations are the methods, means and curriculum. On the other hand, teaching conditions, teachers’ competence of guidance, content organization and practice cannot meet students’ needs. The results indicate that Chinese teachers of business English are not sufficiently and practically competent, practice conditions prove to be unfavorable and that the practice of curriculum is irrelevant to job market. In addition, objectives of practice teaching and curriculum design, which is followed by teachers’ competence, account most for teaching effect. Accordingly it is essential that teachers’ professional practice competence should be developed and authentic business teaching environment be created so as to improve the quality and effect of the current business English practice teaching in China.


Business English; Practice teaching; Students’ expectations

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